So, I’m refer to as the IT guru in my household, not just because it’s part of my daily profession, but because I pride myself of getting the best deal. Over the past few years, I’ve been doing a disservice to my family and myself – why you ask? It’s because, I’ve always gone with the best of breed model. I considered these bundles/ packages similar to when you purchased the TV/VCR combo from the days of yesterday. I’m talking about back when consumers weren’t so handy with that search engine called Google. The TV/VCR would randomly stop working and then you would say to yourself – NOW WHAT? As someone who manages vendors by day – I’ve always felt that you could effectively manage your providers by dangling the carrot of potentially allowing them to handle more of your services. Boy, was I ever so wrong. Sadly, it took a while for me to catch on and totally understand the power of the consumer.
Service by service – I began to eliminate the best of breed model, simply because these providers were offering non-bundled packages that were getting very expensive.
Every now and then – you’ll trust one provider to handle your phone, internet and TV services. Well, I finally made the leap almost three weeks ago. After growing tired of having our satellite provide charge $120.00 monthly for non-premium channel service and internet services of 15/5mbs for $44.99 monthly. I stated to my family that I’ve had enough and informed them of how they would be impacted by making this change. It turned out that the impact was more on my end – and solely with my loyalty of sticking with a specific provider of 10+ years.
The transition happened to swiftly w/bundling my phone/TV and internet services at the right price. Now, all of a sudden, I had access to record my favorite shows and watch them. No longer held captive to a legacy system that allowed you to view content on your mobile app (if you’re inside your wireless network).
I’m so glad that I made the switch to Verizon Fios because BetterMatters!!!
….and you should too!!!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as a part of a campaign I’m doing with Verizon FiOS in New York.